Yankees Rumors & News

  • Cashman sleeps on the street for charity, says all is quiet on the free-agent front

    ESPN New York "Brian Cashman expected not to get much sleep Thursday night. But not because he's worrying about missing out on any big free-agent signings. For the fifth consecutive year, the New York Yankees general manager planned to sleep outside in the blustery West 41st Street courtyard of Covenant..." November 21

  • Yankees president relieved Stanton's deal topped Alex Rodriguez's

    New York Post "The Yankees fell out of first place in a well-known category Wednesday, and they probably never have been happier to take such a dive. When the Marlins announced their 13-year, $325 million extension with stud outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, they established a baseball record for the largest..." November 21

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office gave Alex Rodriguez special treatment during Biogenesis probe: court papers

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez received special treatment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, even though witnesses have “provided evidence that Mr. Rodriguez may have lied and may have allegedly facilitated Bosch’s illegal distribution of Schedule III controlled..." November 21

  • Jose Canseco’s Finger Falling Off Apparently Was Bad Prank

    NESN "Jose Canseco is a prankster. Just not a very good one, apparently. After shooting his middle finger off and having it reattached, the former MLB slugger said it fell off again during a poker tournament. He then expressed interest in selling the detached finger on eBay. It turns out the..." November 21

  • David Robertson’s road to a $50 million pay day

    New York Post "Free agent closer David Robertson’s situation is tied to what another free agent reliever receives and teams being wary of the right-hander’s desire for a four-year pact worth $50 million after he proved replacing Mariano Rivera wasn’t a daunting task. An AL talent evaluator believes Robertson..." November 21

  • Yankees favorites to sign Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada, Baseball America says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The market for Cuban super prospect Yoan Moncada is going to be hot. And the Yankees will be the team to beat, according to a report from Baseball America’s Ben Badler. Badler listed the eight teams most likely to fight for the 19-year-old, who brings impressive power and speed for an..." November 20

  • Yankees’ trade bids for Elvis Andrus, Alexei Ramirez get trickier

    New York Post "The Yankees eventually will have Derek Jeter’s replacement ready for spring training, and it won’t be Brendan Ryan. And there were indications Tuesday it might not be the Rangers’ Elvis Andrus or the White Sox’s Alexei Ramirez via trades. Of course, this being mid-November, a lot can change..." November 19

  • Judge threatens Roger Clemens with contempt of court, sanctions in defamation case

    New York Daily News "Roger Clemens could be held in contempt of court and face sanctions for disobeying an order to turn over correspondence involving the disgraced baseball pitcher’s agents and public relations guru to lawyers representing Clemens’ former trainer, a Brooklyn judge said in court papers..." November 19

  • Don't expect Yankees to make run at free agent Max Scherzer

    New York Daily News "When discussing the Yankees and marquee free agents, you never say never. But when it comes to the biggest names on the market this winter, the Bombers are saying “Not right now.” Despite recent buzz that the Bombers are considering a run at Max Scherzer, sources said the Yankees have not..." November 19

  • Might Yanks revisit their low-key winter plan and shoot for Scherzer?

    CBSSports.com "So far this offseason, there hasn't been much that's new and interesting tied to the Yankees -- baseball's most storied franchise and usually among its most active winter players. And there has been very little, if anything, that's been linked to right-hander Max Scherzer -- baseball's top..." November 18

  • Jose Canseco is putting his gun and his severed finger up for sale

    Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18

  • Confirmed PED-liar Andy Pettitte tells A-Rod that he just needs to come clean

    ESPN New York "Seven years ago, Andy Pettitte was where Alex Rodriguez finds himself now, heading into a spring training after an offseason revelation of PED use. Unlike Pettite, of course, this is not A-Rod's first Roid Rodeo, and he has never accumulated the kind of equity with Yankees fans that Pettitte..." November 16

  • Yankees bullpen Brian Cashman's top priority, following model of Kansas City Royals

    New York Daily News "It is a very delicate balance for Brian Cashman this winter as he attempts to cobble together a team capable of getting back to the postseason without sacrificing any of his few best prospects or saddling himself with any more contracts longer than three years — while also keeping a wary eye on..." November 16

  • Anthony Bosch told feds that agent Scott Boras tried to cover up Manny Ramirez's PED use, sources say

    Newsday "Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch told federal investigators earlier this year that top sports agent Scott Boras orchestrated a meeting to help fabricate medical records and concoct a cover story to explain a failed drug test by Boras client Manny Ramirez, according to two sources with direct..." November 15

  • Yankees, Blue Jays inquire on Kendrick, but Angels may keep him

    CBSSports.com "The Angels aren't necessarily looking to trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese, but they are getting calls on both of them, and if they can acquire the right pitcher for either, they'd still consider it. The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick, who is believed..." November 14

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    alexei ramirez said to be more likely ss alternative than elvis andrus for yankees, tho nothing's close w/either at moment

  • How Yankees’ lasting interest in Andrus may be costing them now

    New York Post "The Rangers signed Elvis Andrus to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension two seasons ago because, yes, they liked him, but also because they saw the Yankees lurking. Texas had received enough inquiries over the years from the Yankees to know how much they liked the Ranger shortstop. In..." November 12

  • Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli For Justin Wilson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Twitter. Lefty Justin Wilson is heading back to New York in the deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets. Cervelli’s arrival in Pittsburgh could be protection against losing free..." November 12

  • Robertson seeks 'Papelbon money'

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees free-agent closer David Robertson turned down the chance to have the highest closer salary for one season in baseball history. Now he has his eyes on the largest contract ever given to a reliever. Robertson is looking for "Papelbon money" in initial talks with teams, a baseball..." November 12

  • Alex Rodriguez May Be Out at Third as Yankees Pursue Other Options

    New York Times "The Yankees are engaged in talks with Chase Headley to return as their third baseman, and General Manager Brian Cashman is also exploring the trade market for the same position. If one of those options pans out, Alex Rodriguez will lose his job as the Yankees’ starter at third, which he held from..." November 12

  • Yankees' Joe Girardi excited for Alex Rodriguez's return

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he’s talked at length with Alex Rodriguez, but not about his legal troubles or reported confession of steroid use to federal officials, according to a report from the New York Daily News’ Anthony McCarron. Girardi added that he’s excited that A-Rod will rejoin..." November 12

  • Girardi happy to have A-Rod back

    ESPN New York "Yankees manager Joe Girardi is regularly phoning, texting and emailing with Alex Rodriguez, which has left Girardi excited about Rodriguez's comeback. "I am," said Girardi, who spent about 10 of his 14 minutes of a media session at Yankee Stadium talking about Rodriguez and his return from a..." November 11

  • David Robertson turns down Yankees’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

    New York Daily News "It’s going to take more than $15.3 million to keep David Robertson in pinstripes. Robertson declined the Yankees’ qualifying offer Monday, a deal which would have paid the closer $15.3 million in 2015. The Yankees may still negotiate with Robertson, who is likely to command a three- or..." November 11

  • Chase Headley a priority for Yanks

    ESPN New York "The Yankees are making a strong push to sign free-agent infielder Chase Headley because they think Alex Rodriguez will be unable to play third base on an everyday basis when he returns in 2015, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. According to the source, a baseball executive who requested anonymity..." November 11

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    David Robertson has turned down the Yankees qualifying offer.

  • Chase Headley a priority for Yanks

    ESPN New York "The Yankees are making a strong push to sign free-agent infielder Chase Headley because they think Alex Rodriguez will be unable to play third base on an everyday basis when he returns in 2015, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. According to the source, a baseball executive who requested anonymity..." November 10

  • Yankees intrigued by Elvis Andrus in search for Jeter’s heir

    New York Post "One shortstop that at least has the Yankees intrigued as they rev up their efforts to find Derek Jeter’s successor is Texas’ Elvis Andrus. The Yankees would have to feel Andrus is a buy-low candidate whose downturn on both sides of the ball in 2014 was reversible and that, at 26, his best years..." November 10

  • Alex Rodriguez’s future more uncertain than ever

    Boston Globe "The future of Alex Rodriguez and his status with the New York Yankees could lie in the interpretation of Paragraph F in the penalties for sale and distribution of drugs portion of the joint drug agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association. Did A-Rod participate in..." November 09

  • OF Chris Young agrees with Yanks

    ESPN.com "Chris Young has gone from being the Mets' top free-agent signing a year ago to agreeing to a deal with the Yankees to be their fourth outfielder. Young and the Yankees have a one-year deal for $2.5 million plus incentives in place for the 2015 season, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The..." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yanks engaged brandon mccarthy but he's popular in market as 2nd-tier option (below scherzer, lester, shields) & is waiting

  • Tulo a tough trade; preferred Yanks and Dodgers not easy partners

    CBSSports.com "A trade of Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won't be easy to pull off for the most obvious of reasons. The timing isn't good, with Tulowitzki, one of the best players in baseball, coming off season-ending hip surgery. It may be hard to come to an agreement on player compensation..." November 09

  • Chris Young and Yankees talking about a deal to stay together

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees and outfielder Chris Young have mutual interest in a deal to keep Young in the Bronx, and seem to be trying to work things out. Young performed well for the Yankees after having a rough start with the Mets in 2013. He hit .282 with three home runs and had an .876 OPS once moving..." November 08

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source says Hiroki Kuroda, who turns 40 in February, is mulling over 3 options: another MLB season, a season in Japan, or retirement.

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Yankees declined their 2015 option on RHP Andrew Bailey, but I'm told he's been re-signed to a new minor league deal.

  • Alex Rodriguez shaping up to play ball for Yankees

    New York Daily News "The baseball world may not be ready for the return of Alex Rodriguez, but the tarnished Yankees slugger apparently is. A source close to Rodriguez told The News Wednesday that the former AL MVP has been working out “like a fiend,” hitting several days a week at the University of Miami among..." November 07

  • Alex Rodriguez 'peed on the floor ... He is the devil ... He is evil' says cousin Yuri Sucart's wife

    New York Daily News "An "evil" Alex Rodriguez urinated on the floor of his cousin’s home to send a message and mark his territory, Yuri Sucart’s wife told the Daily News Thursday in an explosive interview. Carmen Sucart, whose husband, Yuri Sucart, is A-Rod’s estranged cousin and alleged steroid mule, blasted..." November 07

  • Alexei Ramirez In High Demand

    CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07

  • Derek Jeter -- Game-Used Dirt For Sale

    TMZ.com "Derek Jeter fans can literally buy the DIRT he walked on -- because a sports memorabilia company is selling a collage of "dirt capsules" obtained from the 30 ballparks where #2 racked up his 3,465 hits. We spoke to Brandon Steiner from Steiner Sports who tells us ... his people went from..." November 06

  • Ex-Yankees pitcher Brad Halsey dead at 33, according to his former agent

    New York Daily News "Ex-Yankees pitcher Brad Halsey died Tuesday, according to a tweet from his agency, O'Connell Sports. He was 33. "We are sorry to hear of the passing of longtime client, Brad Halsey. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family during this difficult time," the O'Connell Sports agency posted on..." November 05

  • A-Rod’s DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor

    Miami Herald "For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball “witch hunt,” and that he would fight to the end to clear his name. But in a Drug..." November 05

  • Yankees early rotation targets: McCarthy, Hammel and Capuano

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees are targeting Brandon McCarthy, Jason Hammel and others in that mid-rotation category for their staff. They also have interest in bringing back left-hander Chris Capuano, who pitched decently as a spot starter after being acquired from the Rockies last year.. At least for the..." November 05

  • Alfonso Soriano retiring from baseball at age 38

    Hardball Talk "As first reported by Hector Gomez of the Dominican Republic’s Listin Diario, Alfonso Soriano is retiring from baseball after a 16-year major league career. Soriano would have struggled to find a deal on the open market this winter following a 2014 season that saw him hit .221/.244/.367 in 238..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

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    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    #Yankees Brett Gardner told us he had minor surgery on a sports hernia/core muscle injury, he should be back to 100% in a week or so

  • Yankees have no plans to pursue free agents Pablo Sandoval, Jon Lester or Max Scherzer

    New York Daily News "Put the Panda heads away, Yankees fans; Pablo Sandoval isn’t coming to the Bronx. And you can add Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields to that list while you’re at it. According to a source, the Yankees have no plans to pursue either Scherzer or Lester, the top two free agents on the..." November 04

  • Yankees expected to scout Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees — and every other major-league club — are expected to attend a Nov. 12 showcase in Guatemala for 19-year-old Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Moncada recently established residency in Guatemala and is petitioning for MLB free agency, the report..." November 04

  • A-Rod paid cousin nearly $1 million to keep quiet about his PED use

    New York Daily News "Hell hath no fury like a cousin scorned. Alex Rodriguez’s infamous “Cousin Yuri Sucart” threatened to expose the Yankee superstar’s doping secrets unless the scandal-ridden slugger coughed up “enormous sums of money,” according to court papers filed last week in U.S. District Court for the..." November 04

  • Yankees begin talks to bring back third baseman Chase Headley

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees may check in on World Series hero Pablo Sandoval, but with his asking price over $100 million, they are focusing on bringing back Chase Headley for third base and have already begun those negotiations. The Yankees like Sandoval, of course, but they are also quite comfortable with..." November 03

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03